Portrait of Karl Boettcher in downtown Cedarburg brick alley

I fell in love with photography my freshman year at Homestead High School. After graduating, I pursued a degree in photojournalism at Ohio University in Athens, OH. Since 1995, I've been a full-time photographer for Visual Image Photography.

Here's a small collection of some of my favorite images. I enjoy capturing candid moments throughout the day where you can see the real emotions a couple is experiencing.

Being able to create some romantic and artistic portraits during the wedding day is also important to me. There's a need to balance photojournalism and documenting a day while also providing you with some posed images that don't feel forced or cheesy.